Step 1: Pool Registration
We provide each client with a thorough checklist. Use this checklist to get your property ready for its inspection. By double-checking the following points, you can avoid having to contend with major issues or hassles. An overview of a few of the key points is included below.
Before we come out to perform a pool safety inspection, familiarise yourself with these points:
- Climbable Objects – Objects that have toeholds or ledges that are at least 10mm must be kept at least 900mm away from the outside of the pool fence; they must be kept at least 300mm from the inside of the fence.
- Branches – Trim back branches so they can’t be used to gain access to your pool area.
- Pool Gates – Your pool gates must self-latch, self-close and swing away from your pool. The Latches should be at least 1.5 metres high.
- Windows – Any windows that open into your pool area should have security screens or be restricted to open only 100mm.
- Doors – You shouldn’t have any doors that open directly from your house into your pool area.
- Pool Fences – Fences must be at least 1.2 metres high. Gaps should be less than 100mm, and there should be a non-climbable portion of at least 900mm.
Resuscitation Signs – You should be able to see your resuscitation signs from the pool area
Step 2: Pool Registration
A part of being compliant under the pool safety regulations that went into effect in Queensland on 1 December 2010 is being listed in the official pool safety register. Pools must be registered by 5th November 2011. To ensure your pool is registered Step 5: Achieving Compliance
Pool Inspection Services will work with you to achieve pool safety compliance. We can put you in touch with builders and handymen who can bring your pool up to speed with Queensland’s current pool safety regulations, or we can give you specific advice on conducting repairs yourself